OHSU: Our Community Responds to the Opiate Epidemic

Friday, July 22, 2016

This webinar highlights one community’s response to the opioid epidemic. Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) Chief Integration Officer, Tom Yackel, MD and Assistant Professor of Medicine and Associate Program Director, Addiction Medicine Fellowship, Melissa Weimer, DO, MCR discuss how the three-county collaborative involving 14 hospitals from four health systems, two community care organizations and four health departments developed a community standard to reduce the use of and addiction to opiates.

About the Physician Leadership Forum:
As part of the American Hospital Associations (AHA) ongoing mission to improve the health of patients and communities, AHA introduced the Physician Leadership Forum to engage and partner with physicians to collaboratively advance excellence in patient care. AHA's Physician Leadership Forum also seeks to gather input from physicians to inform AHA policy and advocacy efforts while advancing physician leadership within the health care delivery system. For more information, go to www.ahaphysicianforum.org.

About the Section for Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Services:
The AHA Section for Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Services (SPSAS) provides perspective on behavioral health issues. SPSAS represents over 1,660 providers, including psychiatric services provided in general acute care hospitals, as well as freestanding adult, child and adolescent psychiatric hospitals and alcohol and drug hospitals. The purpose of the Section is to promote and enhance the understanding and importance of behavioral health care through AHA policy, advocacy and service efforts specific to psychiatric and substance abuse service providers. For more information, visit the AHA website at www.aha.org/psych.